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Region 4 Conferences


New School Counselor Academy



Are you a new school counselor with two years or less of experience? Wondering how to excel, make a real impact, and effectively manage your responsibilities? Look no further! Introducing the New School Counselor Academy (NSCA) for the 2023–2024 academic year. NSCA is your pathway to success, offering: 


✅ Confidence and Expertise Building 
✅ Ready-to-Use Toolkits 
✅ Mastery of Best Practices 
✅ Powerful Networking Opportunities


Our comprehensive program covers essential topics, such as relationship building, behavior strategies, guidance programming, student success planning, and more. 



Dyslexia Conference

November 30, 2023


This annual conference features various sessions in relation to dyslexia, including research, response to intervention, assessment, accommodations, legal issues, and much more. The goal of the conference is to bring current and practical information to a diverse audience of teachers, reading specialists, interventionists, speech-language pathologists, diagnosticians, administrators, and others. Bookmark this page for details about this virtual event as they are available.



Bilingual/ESL Conference

December 7, 2023


Educators will expand their knowledge with evidence-based information designed for working with emergent bilingual (EB) students. Presentations will be framed around culturally and linguistically sustained practices and topics that impact the affective, linguistic, and cognitive domains of EB students. Session topics will address dual language, transitioning from L1 to L2, sheltered instruction and content-based language instruction, assessment practices, and technology.




January 20, 2024
Join other mathematics educators for this one-day conference focused on creating meaningful mathematics experiences and effective learning possibilities for every math student. Attend mini-sessions that provide tools such as classroom-ready activities that bridge concrete, pictorial, and abstract representations of key mathematics concepts, strategies that include all learners, and technology-based activities.


Region 4 Campus Testing Coordinator Academy—2024 Best Practices

January 24, 2024


Join other campus testing coordinators for this one-day conference focused on sharing best practices and networking with colleagues.  This conference is presented in collaboration between Region 4 Education Service Center (ESC) and the Texas Statewide Network of Assessment Professionals (TSNAP).



January 27, 2024
Join other social studies professionals in this one-day conference exploring general, grade-level, and content-specific best practices for the 21st-century social studies classroom. Strands may include the major themes in social studies, instructional strategies that address the needs of all learners, differentiation, technology applications, and sound assessment.



School Counselors' Symposium Academy

February 8, 2024


The School Counselors' Symposium is a one-day event offering professional development, networking, and insights into the latest counseling practices for elementary through high school counselors. Topics include student well-being, college readiness, substance abuse prevention, safe school services, and more. Teams are encouraged to attend for collaboration and greater impact. The symposium includes exciting prizes, giveaways, and a complimentary lunch, making it a valuable investment for both professional growth and student empowerment.




Effective Leadership & Beyond Conference: Making Impact Visible

February 8, 2024


Whether you are a superintendent, district leader, principal supervisor, principal, or campus leader, the Effective Leadership and Beyond Conference will help you develop clear next steps and access resources for implementing high-leverage moves that lead to visible impact. This virtual conference explores research-based best practices in adult-led systems and behaviors and how to make them visible in your leadership and impactful in achieving positive student outcomes. Keynote speaker Dr. Peter DeWitt is a globally renowned education expert adept at cultivating strong instuctional leadership and efficacy in teams. 
Region 4 is making improvements to the McKinney Conference Center and will invite guests to experience the difference in August of 2024
7145 West Tidwell Road | Houston, Texas 77092-2096 | 713.462.7708
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